Rosa Parks forced to give up her seat for camera hogs, and other observations from today's funeral

Late this morning, I tuned into WJR radio in Detroit, which was carrying the Rosa Parks funeral ceremony live beginning at 11 a.m. It ended some seven hours later. Here are some things that crossed my mind during the day.

–Rosa Parks is to be admired because she never allowed herself to be carted around like a sideshow act by Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and so many others to whom minority poverty and desperation is a tradable commodity. Sure she worked for congressman John Conyers, a major symptom of why Detroit sucks so bad, but she was never a puppet for anybody.

–Jesse Jackson honored Parks’ memory by bashing George W. Bush for choosing pro-life conservatives for the Supreme Court, then used terms like “innocent unborn” in his eulogy/stump speech. What’ll it be, Jesse? Live babies or dead babies? Pick one and run with it.

Hillary and Bill almost accidentally kissed. Such was the level of grief on this day. Even the Reuters people couldn’t believe it. Note the caption for that picture: “Former President Bill Clinton leans toward his wife”. Whew, that was close!

–As someone who’s not quite 40-years-old yet, it’s almost impossible for me to imagine a time when a white man could have gotten on a bus, simply glared at a black person, and expected them to give up their seat. John Kerry’s attendance somehow brought that era to life. Don’t ask me how or why.

Barack Obama said, “If it weren’t for Rosa Parks, I wouldn’t be here today.” Of course not– nobody in their right mind would go to Detroit on a Wednesday in November for no reason.

–The funeral was originally scheduled for three hours, but ran seven hours. Did Clinton delay the thing so he could get another haircut or something? Maybe there should be a law against any funeral running longer than the life of the person being mourned.

For the most part, it was a great ceremony for an historic woman, but there were parts of the service where I couldn’t help but think that if Rosa were still with us, she’d feel as if she were, once again, being asked to give up her seat– but this time, for camera hogs.
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Rosa Parks forced to give up her seat for camera hogs, and other observations from today’s funeral

Late this morning, I tuned into WJR radio in Detroit, which was carrying the Rosa Parks funeral ceremony live beginning at 11 a.m. It ended some seven hours later. Here are some things that crossed my mind during the day.

–Rosa Parks is to be admired because she never allowed herself to be carted around like a sideshow act by Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and so many others to whom minority poverty and desperation is a tradable commodity. Sure she worked for congressman John Conyers, a major symptom of why Detroit sucks so bad, but she was never a puppet for anybody.

–Jesse Jackson honored Parks’ memory by bashing George W. Bush for choosing pro-life conservatives for the Supreme Court, then used terms like “innocent unborn” in his eulogy/stump speech. What’ll it be, Jesse? Live babies or dead babies? Pick one and run with it.

Hillary and Bill almost accidentally kissed. Such was the level of grief on this day. Even the Reuters people couldn’t believe it. Note the caption for that picture: “Former President Bill Clinton leans toward his wife”. Whew, that was close!

–As someone who’s not quite 40-years-old yet, it’s almost impossible for me to imagine a time when a white man could have gotten on a bus, simply glared at a black person, and expected them to give up their seat. John Kerry’s attendance somehow brought that era to life. Don’t ask me how or why.

Barack Obama said, “If it weren’t for Rosa Parks, I wouldn’t be here today.” Of course not– nobody in their right mind would go to Detroit on a Wednesday in November for no reason.

–The funeral was originally scheduled for three hours, but ran seven hours. Did Clinton delay the thing so he could get another haircut or something? Maybe there should be a law against any funeral running longer than the life of the person being mourned.

For the most part, it was a great ceremony for an historic woman, but there were parts of the service where I couldn’t help but think that if Rosa were still with us, she’d feel as if she were, once again, being asked to give up her seat– but this time, for camera hogs.
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Note: My first book, “‘Because That’s the Way God Decided to Do It!’ – A conservative father fields confusing questions from his confused kids about a confusing world – Inadequate explanations of politics, parenting, economics, war, technology, and the future of the human race” is now available in paperback or as a downloadable Ebook. Click here to buy directly from Booklocker. It’s also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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Michael Moore: A capitalist pig rolls in the sty with other Hollywood hypocrites

“Pay no attention to the liberal behind the curtain!”

Peter Schweizer has a new book out taking the left to task for another of their many failings. The book is entitled “Do as I say (not as I do): Profiles in liberal hypocrisy“.

Among the revelations: Michael Moore owns stock in Halliburton, among many other companies. Documentation for the claim in the book includes Moore’s own signed Schedule D declaring his capital gains and losses where his stock ownership is listed.

So, there’s not only that bit of ironic humor, but after poking around for two minutes, I discovered an interview Playboy Magazine conducted in 2004 with Michael. Here are just a couple of exchanges from that interview:

PLAYBOY: Some people hold that you’re the one who is out of touch.
MOORE: With what? Let’s consider other issues. Americans want stronger environmental laws, believe a woman has a right to control her own body, do not want our sons and daughters dying so that the president’s cronies at Halliburton or Enron or Unocal can make billions more in profits.

PLAYBOY: What’s your take on Martha Stewart’s conviction?
MOORE: I go to bed with Martha Stewart every night. Have you ever tried her sheets? They’re really nice. I hope she doesn’t go to jail. They wasted time and money on some rinky-dink $45,000 case that hurt no one while allowing corporate crooks to go loose. Consider Enron. Ken Lay is still a free man, and Martha Stewart is going to jail? It’s unbelievable. Who wouldn’t do what she did? A friend calls and tells you a stock is going to tank, so you sell.

PLAYBOY: But she was convicted of lying about it.
MOORE: Yeah, she shouldn’t have lied, but come on. Go after the real crooks. I’m not saying you should break the law. I don’t own stock. I’ve never owned a share of stock. I don’t believe in the stock market just as I don’t believe in Vegas.

Okay, despite this, let’s give ol’ Michael a break. It’s not as if he outsources the design of his website to other countries or anything. Oh, wait…
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While Judge Alito awaits confirmation, Clinton portrait in White House begins going over his daughter's briefs

Judge Alito’s family visited the White House, and the painting of Bubba welcomed the judge’s daughter Laura to the fold. No word on whether or not the portrait used its foolproof pickup line of, “are those space pants you’re wearing? ‘Cause your ass is out of this world.”

This is nothing though… you should see what the JFK portrait did.


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While Judge Alito awaits confirmation, Clinton portrait in White House begins going over his daughter’s briefs

Judge Alito’s family visited the White House, and the painting of Bubba welcomed the judge’s daughter Laura to the fold. No word on whether or not the portrait used its foolproof pickup line of, “are those space pants you’re wearing? ‘Cause your ass is out of this world.”

This is nothing though… you should see what the JFK portrait did.


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Note: My first book, “‘Because That’s the Way God Decided to Do It!’ – A conservative father fields confusing questions from his confused kids about a confusing world – Inadequate explanations of politics, parenting, economics, war, technology, and the future of the human race” is now available in paperback or as a downloadable Ebook. Click here to buy directly from Booklocker. It’s also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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Krazy Kustody Dayz for Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin

This is one custody battle that’s going to be fought in a divorce court fully stocked with straight-jackets, corked forks and Nerf bats.

Actress Kim Basinger and a favorite of this space, actor/activist/nutcase Alec Baldwin, are fighting for custody of their child. Both sides are accusing the other of having severe emotional problems. Is it possible for a judge to say, “you’re both right”?

The couple was married in 1993, and separated around the time Kim saw Alec in Thomas the Tank Engine. Coincidence? I think not.

In case you’ve forgotten, in 2000, Baldwin said he’d leave the country if Bush were elected (as did many other liars). Baldwin never did leave the country, but Basinger must have been horrendously confused by Alec’s promise, because when she heard that Bush was elected, she left Alec.

“Alec to mother ship, Alec to mother ship. She’s accusing me of being crazy. What to do. Please advise. Over.”

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Greenpeace's "SS Irony" heads back to port, Madonna left guru-less, and CBS apologizes… again

A few bits of news to kick off a Tuesday:

CBS reporter John Roberts, as well as the network, has apologized after Roberts asked White House spokesman Scott McClellan if Bush’s new Supreme Court nominee, Samuel Alito, was “sloppy seconds” to Harriet Miers.

Gee, if Alito is “sloppy seconds”, I wonder how Bob Schieffer must feel.

–The Kabbalah guru who persuaded Madonna to make a pilgrimage to Israel last year has been arrested for extorting thousands of dollars from a dying cancer victim. The guru, Shaul Youdkevitch, probably has a dicey future in the cult, but not to worry Shaul, a career as the business manager for Air America awaits.

–In the Sulu Bay, south of the Philippines, a Greenpeace ship was in the area to oppose environmental damage when it rammed and destroyed a coral reef. Greenpeace will pay about $7,000 in damages. That’s an awful lot of aromatherapy candles to sell door-to-door and “buck a shot” fundraisers at nitrous-oxide tents at “Rage Against the Machine” concerts that will be required to make up for that much money.

By the way, the Greenpeace ship that ruined the reef was called the “Rainbow Warrior II”. In case you’re wondering whatever happened to the first “Rainbow Warrior” ship, here you go:


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Greenpeace’s “SS Irony” heads back to port, Madonna left guru-less, and CBS apologizes… again

A few bits of news to kick off a Tuesday:

CBS reporter John Roberts, as well as the network, has apologized after Roberts asked White House spokesman Scott McClellan if Bush’s new Supreme Court nominee, Samuel Alito, was “sloppy seconds” to Harriet Miers.

Gee, if Alito is “sloppy seconds”, I wonder how Bob Schieffer must feel.

–The Kabbalah guru who persuaded Madonna to make a pilgrimage to Israel last year has been arrested for extorting thousands of dollars from a dying cancer victim. The guru, Shaul Youdkevitch, probably has a dicey future in the cult, but not to worry Shaul, a career as the business manager for Air America awaits.

–In the Sulu Bay, south of the Philippines, a Greenpeace ship was in the area to oppose environmental damage when it rammed and destroyed a coral reef. Greenpeace will pay about $7,000 in damages. That’s an awful lot of aromatherapy candles to sell door-to-door and “buck a shot” fundraisers at nitrous-oxide tents at “Rage Against the Machine” concerts that will be required to make up for that much money.

By the way, the Greenpeace ship that ruined the reef was called the “Rainbow Warrior II”. In case you’re wondering whatever happened to the first “Rainbow Warrior” ship, here you go:


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Note: My first book, “‘Because That’s the Way God Decided to Do It!’ – A conservative father fields confusing questions from his confused kids about a confusing world – Inadequate explanations of politics, parenting, economics, war, technology, and the future of the human race” is now available in paperback or as a downloadable Ebook. Click here to buy directly from Booklocker. It’s also available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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